We have been having problems with connecting to secure internet sites. Wanadoo had problems in the south of the country at the end of March. In addition there was a problem on the BT phone line, which has been cleared (they say!. We also discovered we needed a new wireless router and installed a d-link2640b two weeks ago. Unfortunately we are unable to access a whole variety of pages (including hotmail). If we try to buy anything the payment page refuses to load; if we try to click on links within sites they also refuse to load; when we try to get into hotmail the login page will not load unless we manually alter the address from https to http.
We can access gmail but no other email sites. This is driving us nuts!
We have tried 'patches' to fix the settings for IE8, tried using Firefox and have even reset the router settings - all to no avail. Is this Wanadoo's problem or ours?
We are using Windows & and IE8 and AVG antivirus free edition. Unfortunately Microsoft Support is one of the sites we are unable to access. I think the firewall is just the standard Windows Firewall that is confirmed as being 'on'
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. We tried everything and nothing actually resolved the problem. In the end we asked for another router to be used to see if the problem lay with the router itself. This has the desired result - we can now access all websites.